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Why Intelligence Fails by Robert Jervis
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May 29, 2012

really liked it

Were these intelligence failures, or policy failures? The answer is, and perhaps always will be elusive. This book does lay out some possible solutions, and ex-posits on why neither of these failures had to be pre-ordained. Negative evidence and alternative analysis are two disciplines that have proven difficult to master, and not only in the social science of intelligence forecasting.

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